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Daily Election Report: February 16, 2018

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Senate:

North Dakota: Cramer is launching his campaign today. Tom Campbell hasn’t made any official decisions yet.

Utah: Romney launched his campaign with a video on Twitter.

House:

California’s 39th: The California SEIU endorsed lottery winner and navy veteran Gil Cisnero for the Democratic primary. This is a bad sign for Democrats. Cisnero is the best candidate you got? Meanwhile, Republicans recruited former State Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff.

Kansas’ 3rd: Democrats recruited Obama White House fellow Sharice Davids, who if elected would be the first Native American woman. She’s also gay. Five other Democrats are running. This is a Romney-Clinton swing district, but Clinton only beat Trump by 1 point and Yoder won by big margins before.

Massachusetts’ 7th: A new MassINC Polling Group poll for the Democratic Party primary found 10-term incumbent Congressman Michael Capuano leading Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley by a 10-point margin. Pressley has not challenged Capuano on any policy issues, but has instead run a campaign on being a black woman and being a fresh face. Capuano will probably win the primary.

Pennsylvania – All: Dem Governor Tom Wolf proposed his map to the PA Supreme Court. Even the New York Times’ Nate Cohn implied it was a Democratic-gerrymandered map.

Pennsylvania’s 18th: The March 13th special election is coming up soon. Monmouth, a prominent pollster, has the Republican nominee Rick Saccone up four points, 49%-46 over Conor Lamb. Trump has a 51% approval rating. Both Trump and Romney got 58% of the vote here.

 

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